He has been the subject of hilarious memes since announcing his plans to run for president so Kanye West is naturally the perfect choice to appear on the next Comedy Central Roast. Sources claim producers are "confident" the All Day rapper will be a good sport and sign up to be mocked by his famous friends and family.
The 38-year-old hip hop star has become the butt of jokes on social media after revealing at the MTV Video Music Awards that he will be launching a US presidential campaign in 2020. Now, Hollywood Life reports the rapper could be in talks to get roasted on the popular Comedy Central series.
An insider told the website: "They want their next Roast to be Kanye West. They are confident it will happen." In reference to Republican candidate Donald Trump, the source added: "Some people in the decision-making process have said they already have got one presidential candidate in the past so why not another. They think that it would be the best Roast yet."
If the Watch The Throne rapper does agree to appear, he will follow hot on the heels of singer Justin Bieber who was roasted by a bevy of well-known celebrities in February 2015, including former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal, TV personality Martha Stewart and movie star Will Ferrell, while the special was hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.
West's roast would certainly have to live up to the star-studded guest list of celebrities that ridiculed Trump, 69, during his roast in 2011. Among the stars were Snoop Dogg, Seth MacFarlane, Jeffrey Ross and Larry King.
Sharing his dream of getting into the White House, West told the stunned audience at the VMAs in a 10-minute acceptance speech for the vanguard video award: "And yes, as you probably could've guessed in this moment, I've decided in 2020 to run for president." The Grammy-winner's bid has been supported by Republican front runner Trump, who told Rolling Stone magazine: "I saw him do it, and I said: 'That's very interesting. I wonder who gave him that idea?' He's actually a different kind of person than people think. He's a nice guy. I hope to run against him someday."